The Environmental Protection Agency has granted Irish Cement a licence to burn alternative fuels at it’s Mungret plant.
Objectors have been informed by email that the go ahead has been given to burn 90,000 tonnes of alternative fuels, including used tyres, plastics and animal waste tissue.
It’s subject to a number of conditions, which are due to be published today.
The company plans to replace fossil fuels, as part of a ten million euro plan, which it says will result in the creation of 60 new temporary jobs and secure the future of 80 staff working there.
Over 4,500 people expressed concern over the plans including Mayor of Clare, Councillor Cathal Crowe who is concerned about the impact on the neighbuoring towns of Meelick, Cratloe, Shannon, Bunratty and Sixmilebridge.
The decision can be appealed within the next 28 days.